The Cotswolds Attractions Group
The Cotswolds Attractions Group is an association of the finest visitor attractions in the glorious Cotswolds, working together to promote tourism to the region. To make your planning easier, the Cotswolds Attractions Group has designed a series of itineraries giving ideas for neighbouring attractions that can easily be visited together in one day, with information on timings, coach parking, mileage and routes. The itineraries are available to download below.
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Abbey House Gardens -
Beautiful Gardens near Malmesbury in Wiltshire. Home of The Naked Gardeners.
Batsford Arboretum – a wild garden for all seasons. 56 acres of breathtaking woodland garden, Batsford is a world of trees and so much more.
Berkeley Castle & Estate - Historical Castle in the Vale of Berkeley, believed to be the scene of the murder of Edward II. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/BerkeleyCastle.
Birdland - Bird park in the middle of Bourton-on-the-Water which is home to the only group of King Penguins in the UK as well as dozens of other bird species. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/birdland_
Bourton House Garden - Beautiful North Cotswold Garden.
Cattle Country - Children's Adventure Park on farmland.
Cheltenham Art Gallery & Museum - Currently undergoing a huge refurbishment, re-opening next year. Follow their progress on twitter www.twitter.com/cheltenhamagm
Corinium Museum - Wonderful museum in Cirencester detailing the Roman Heritage of Gloucestershire. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/CoriniumMuseum
Cotswold Farm Park - Fun for all the family, with rare breed cattle, sheep, pigs and more. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/CotswoldFarmPrk
Cotswold Motoring Museum - Home to a selection of classic motor cars, including Brum from children's TV series, Brum. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/Motormuseum
Cotswold Wildlife Park - Great wildlife park near Burford with monkeys, lemurs, rhinos and more. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/CotsWildTweets
Cotswold Woollen Weavers - See the history of the Wool Trade in the Cotswolds at Filkins, near Lechlade.
Court Barn Museum
- See a great collection of artifacts from the Arts & Crafts movement and learn about the connection to the North Cotswolds. Follow on Twitter www.twitter.com/courtbarnmuseum
Dr Jenner's House - Visit the home of Edward Jenner - founder of the smallpox vaccine, and learn about his life. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/DrJennersHouse
Gloucester Cathedral - Follow on twitter - www.twitter.com/GlosCathedral
Gloucester Waterways Museum - A history of Gloucester's canals and waterways, with working boats and boat tours.
Gloucestershire Wildlife Trust
- a list of noted beauty spots and wildlife attractions in the county.
GWR Gloucestershire Warwickshire Railway - a restored heritage railway operating between Cheltenham Racecourse and Toddington.
Highgrove Gardens - visit Prince Charles' own estate and organic gardens.
Kiftsgate Court Gardens - A stunning North Cotswold garden near Chipping Campden.
Museum in the Park - a hidden gem of a museum set within Stroud's Stratford Park. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/museuminthepark
Painswick Rococo Garden - the UK's only complete, surviving Rococo Garden in a secret valley in Painswick. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/RococoGarden
Prinknash Bird Park - Prinknash Bird Park, in the grounds an Abbey, is home to many varieties of birds and deer.
St Augustine's Farm - Said to be the most authentic working farm open to the public. Feed the animals, watch the milking. Discount for schools and playgroups.
Stanway House & Gardens - A glorious manor house north of Cheltenham with the world's tallest gravity fountain.
Sudeley Castle - Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/SudeleyCastle
Westonbirt Arboretum - The country's national arboretum, south of Tetbury. Beautiful all year round but especially arboreal in Autumn. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/WestonbirtArb
WWT Slimbridge - Large wetlands centre in the Berkeley Vale. Follow on twitter www.twitter.com/WWTslimbridge
Woodchester Mansion - mysterious abandoned 19th century mansion which you can experience in its unfinished state.
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